Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 56 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 8:00 am (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Maluku Sea, 56 km north of Pulau Gureda Island, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 8:00 am (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 78 km depth

15 Jan 23:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
15 Jan 23:40: Now using data updates from BMKG
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 23:00:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 8:00 am (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 78.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.48°N / 126.04°E (Maluku Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Tongkoko (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (74 mi) E of Laikit, Laikit II (Dimembe) (Kabupaten Minahasa Utara) (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) E of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) E of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) E of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) WNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) WNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) ENE of Gorontalo (pop: 144,200) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NE of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
5.178 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaBMKG
5.11 kmMOLUCCA SEA, IndonesiaEMSC
5.185 kmMolucca Sea, IndonesiaUSGS
5.1113 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGFZ
5.1111 kmNorthern Molucca Sea, IndonesiaGeoAu

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Madidir, kota Bitung (98.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Smooth shaking (reported through our app)  
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